F W Finney

Rookie - 20 Points [Frank William Finney, Jr]

F W Finney Poems

1. Another Scraping Of The Spurs In A Sorry House 5/21/2013
2. House Lag 5/21/2013
3. Severine At Porter Station 5/21/2013
4. Cotswold Trails 5/22/2013
5. Sitting By The Window At Three A.M. 5/22/2013
6. And If 5/23/2013
7. The Rosebush 6/2/2013
8. Bandwagon 6/23/2013
9. Dawn At Lovers' Grove 6/23/2013
10. Patio Generals 6/24/2013
11. Like So 7/11/2013
12. Gadgets 2/11/2014
13. Memory Of A Mojo Filter (For Bob Woodbury) 3/14/2014
14. Loon Lesson 5/17/2014
15. Goose Rocks Beach 6/2/2014
16. Gethsemane 6/13/2014
17. Interroview 6/29/2014
18. Dusk By Stony Brook 12/17/2014
19. Cynthia 4/7/2015
20. Invitations -new- 4/16/2015
21. The Night You Fell 5/22/2013
22. On A Rock By The Sea 5/21/2013
23. Adrift 5/22/2013
24. Pedicure 5/21/2013
25. The Mystery Of The Lakes 6/2/2013
26. Blues In G Major: Nobody's Nose 5/22/2013
27. The Ropes 8/7/2013
Best Poem of F W Finney

The Ropes

Three sailors trotted
Behind your mother in a two-wheeled lifeboat
Like determined rats through the catwalks
To the cages of the newborns
Where we held you captive
On your second day of breathing
In a Fin de siècle world

The first cord is already cut
And wires hang from your navel
As a reminder of ligature to come

For a while all
Will be an extension of your mother
But soon you'll descry
The colourful lures that hang from the mobile;
Feel the strings that tow the conscience;
Hear the sound of the wind through the ratlines
As you try to...

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Sliding under
the black satin sheets
of our tremendous waterbed

Tongues as foils
dueling to the depths

we'll surface to melt on the brine-soaked rock
while the boats bounce with the beams upon the waves

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